Any CAD software with support of 3ds Max formats (.max, .3ds etc.) should be capable of dxf to 3ds conversion, considering DXF is one of the most common CAD formats. Some programs known to support this conversion are listed below.
Convert AutoCAD DXF Drawing Exchange Format to 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics.
We have found 12 software records in our database eligible for .dxf to .3ds file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert dxf to 3ds on Windows
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
Convert from dxf file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned dxf to 3ds. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A CAD 3D geometry translation software
An FBX convertor utility from Autodesk
A 3D modelling application
A 3D CAD translation softwate
A very popular free program used for work with 3D graphics
A 3D general-purpose modeling program
A graphics design tool for making 3D landscaping and animations
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert dxf to 3ds on OS X
3D modeling and animation package for Mac.
On-line services software - convert dxf to 3ds on web
A free online 3D model conversion service